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Brief: World Protests 2021-2022

Policy Brief #0

Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke, Mohamed Berrada, Hernán Cortés

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This brief update by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Global Social Justice Program/Initiative for Policy Dialogue puts a spotlight on 1056 new protests worldwide in 2021 and 2022.

Around the world, people have become increasingly angry at the failures of their governments to address their needs. More than any other issue in 2021-2022, the rising cost of living, paired with austerity reforms, has driven people around the world to the streets in protest.

This brief provides an update to the previously published World Protest study (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), which examined thousands of protest from January 2006 until December 2020, in 100 countries representing more than 93 percent of world population. The companion website to the research project, where summaries can be found in languages, is: https://www.worldprotests.org/about/

About the Authors

Isabel Ortiz

Sara Burke

Mohamed Berrada

Hernán Saenz Cortés

Publication Information

Type Policy Brief
Program Global Social Justice
Posted 02/21/23
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